Belarus regime steps up ‘purge’ of activists and media

Alexander Lukashenko leading ‘vicious operation to eviscerate critical voices’ and civil society, rights groups warn Aleysa Ivanova wakes up each morning wondering when the knock on her door will come. “You understand you can be next. Every day I wake up, I think ‘maybe it’ll be tomorrow, maybe today. Maybe they’ll come for me thisContinue reading “Belarus regime steps up ‘purge’ of activists and media”

2 Years After El Paso Massacre Of Latinos, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Festers

Two years ago this week, a gunman in El Paso, Texas, killed 23 people in a Walmart — most of them Latino. The white man charged with murder allegedly told police he drove 11 hours to the U.S.-Mexico border city with the intention of targeting Mexicans. He reportedly complained about a “Hispanic invasion” of TexasContinue reading “2 Years After El Paso Massacre Of Latinos, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Festers”

Norway mourns 77 dead a decade after extremist attack

Church bells rang out across Norway on Thursday, marking 10 years since the country’s worst ever peacetime slaughter as leaders urged their country to fight the extremism that was behind the attack. On July 22, 2011, right-wing extremist Anders Breivik set off a bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to tinyContinue reading “Norway mourns 77 dead a decade after extremist attack”

Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue to prevent banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil

Wearing black, clutching flowers and candles, and waving mobile phone flashlights, Hongkongers found ways to commemorate the Tiananmen Massacre on its 32nd anniversary on Friday despite police warnings and heavy law enforcement deployment across the city. Hundreds of police officers were deployed at Victoria Park on Friday evening in anticipation of people showing up forContinue reading “Hong Kong park empty for the first time in 32 years as police surround venue to prevent banned Tiananmen Massacre vigil”

Tiananmen Massacre museum in HK closes down two days before event anniversary

Local authorities cited licensing ordinance from 1919 in closing down massacre museum A museum commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing closed down indefinitely on Wednesday (June 2), after local authorities claimed it lacked a permit. The June 4 Museum, which had only reopened three days earlier after closing down inContinue reading “Tiananmen Massacre museum in HK closes down two days before event anniversary”

Tulsa Race Massacre events could be targeted by white supremacist groups, Department of Homeland Security warns

The Tulsa Police Department said it is prepared and has asked for the public to report anything unusual. The Tulsa Race Massacre’s centennial commemorations in Oklahoma could draw racial violence and white supremacist groups, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned in a bulletin. “We assess that upcoming commemoration events associated with the 100thContinue reading “Tulsa Race Massacre events could be targeted by white supremacist groups, Department of Homeland Security warns”

George Floyd’s family marches to mark first anniversary of his death

Relatives of George Floyd, the African-American whose death triggered protests against racism and police brutality across the United States and around the world, gathered on Sunday in a rally to mark the first anniversary of his death. Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes on MayContinue reading “George Floyd’s family marches to mark first anniversary of his death”

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